Swansea City star Andre Ayew has told the club's official website that he has been looking forward to face Aston Villa for some time - due to his brother Jordan Ayew.
Ayew, a summer signing for the Swans from Marseille, has made a sensational start to life in the Premier League, with four goals and one assist to his name already.
The Ghanaian international made the surprise move to the Liberty Stadium having starred in France, and he was interestingly joined in the Premier League by his brother and former Marseille team-mate Jordan.
Jordan Ayew hasn't had quite the same impact so far, as having joined Aston Villa, the striker has yet to find the back of the net in a difficult start for all of Tim Sherwood's men.
Now, the two brothers will go head-to-head this weekend, as Swansea travel to Villa Park to take on the struggling Villa side - and Andrew Ayew has now looked forward to their contest.
Speaking to the Swansea official website, Ayew has admitted that he and Jordan have talked about facing each other for some time, and whilst it has been 'weird' whenever they have battled before, he can't wait for the match.
"We’ve both been talking about this game ever since we moved to the Premier League," said Ayew. "We are both very proud to be playing in the best league and have this opportunity to play against each other. We are both trying to make our family, and the Ghanaian fans proud, because when we play we aren’t just doing it for ourselves, there are a lot of other supporters out there watching us."
"We talk most days, but not always about football. At the end of the day we are family, but when we get onto the pitch it’s about business and fighting for your team-mates and fans. It was a weird feeling playing against Jordan last season. But we lost that day – he scored two and I got one – so I hope it isn’t like that on Saturday," he added.
It will be a fascinating battle for both of the brothers, especially considering that both Swansea and Villa are in poor form right now - and the meeting of the Ayew's could shape the game this weekend.